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Aerodynamic characteristics of a 4-engine monoplane showing effects of enclosing the engines in the wing and comparisons of tractor- and pusher-propeller arrangements

Description: Report presenting testing in the full-scale wind tunnel on a model of a large 4-engine monoplane to determine the overall aerodynamic efficiency of a conventional wing-nacelle-engine installation as compared with power-plant installations enclosed in the wing with extension shafts to the propellers. Results regarding power-on and power-off performance for the installations as well as propeller noise are provided.
Date: April 1938
Creator: Silverstein, Abe & Wilson, Herbert A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Comparison of free-spinning wind-tunnel results with corresponding full-scale spin results

Description: Report presenting a study of comparable information on full-scale spinning results and NACA free-spinning wind-tunnel results in order to determine the degree of reliability of tunnel results in predicting the spinning behavior of airplanes. Satisfactory agreement between model and airplane was found in 16 instances and disagreement was found in 5 instances.
Date: December 1938
Creator: Seidman, Oscar & Neihouse, A. I.
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Preliminary Report on Laminar-Flow Airfoils and New Methods Adopted for Airfoil and Boundary-Layer Investigations

Description: Recent developments in airfoil-testing methods and fundamental air-flow investigations, as applied to airfoils, are discussed. Preliminary test results, obtained under conditions relatively free from stream turbulence and other disturbances, are presented. Suitable airfoils and airfoil-design principles were developed to take advantage of the unusually extensive laminar boundary layers that may be maintained under the improved testing conditions. The results are of interest mainly in range of below 6,000,000.
Date: June 1, 1939
Creator: Jacobs, Eastman N.
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Aerodynamic characteristics of a 4-engine monoplane showing comparison of air-cooled and liquid-cooled engine installations

Description: From Introduction: "An investigation has been conducted in the N.A.C.A. full-scale wind tunnel to determine the aerodynamic characteristics of a 1/4-scale model of a 4-engine monoplane when equipped with comparable air-cooled engine and liquid-cooled engine installations. The air-cooled engine installation consisted of nacelles equipped with N..A.C.A. cowlings and oil coolers located in the leading edge of the wing."
Date: July 1939
Creator: Silverstein, Abe & Wilson, Herbert A., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Tests of Several Model Nacelle-Propeller Arrangements in Front of a Wing

Description: Report presenting an investigation in the 20-foot wind tunnel to determine the drag, propulsive and net efficiencies, and cooling characteristics of several scale-model arrangements of air-cooled radial-engine nacelles and present-day propellers in front of an 18-percent-thick, 5-by-15-foot airfoil. Two 3-blade propellers with differing diameters were tested in conjunction with a 12-inch-diameter nacelle in three positions in front of the wing and with a 16-inch-diameter nacelle in six positions in front of the wing. Lift, drag, cooling-air flow, and propeller characteristics were determined for each arrangement.
Date: September 1939
Creator: McHugh, James G.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Ground-cooling and flight tests of an airplane equipped with a nose-blower engine cowling

Description: Report presenting flight and ground-cooling tests with a Northrop A-17A attack airplane to determine the merits of a nose-blower engine cowling designed and built at the NACA laboratory. The main objective was to determine the cooling characteristics of the nose blower, especially for ground and low-speed operation. Results regarding the cooling properties, engine pressure drop, and maximum speed and drag are provided.
Date: October 1939
Creator: Turner, L. I., Jr.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Consideration of auxiliary jet propulsion for assisting take-off

Description: Report presenting an analysis and simple method to help solve the problem of assisting the take-off of an airplane by means of auxiliary jet propulsion by determining the jet thrust and weight of jet fuel required to provide a desired reduction in take-off distance or increase in pay load or fuel load for a fixed take-off distance. The use of previous experimental work to verify the analysis is also provided.
Date: May 1940
Creator: Turner, L. Richard
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Requirements for unit fuel-injection systems

Description: From Summary: "A unit injector was operated under various test conditions with a cam outline giving a high rate of plunger displacement. The rate of discharge of the unit injector followed the plunger displacement for the outwardly opening injection valve (open nozzle) except under conditions of high fuel pressures when the effect of fuel compressibility decreased the rate of discharge as the pressure increased. The rate of discharge for the inwardly opening injection valve (closed nozzle) did not directly follow the plunger displacement."
Date: July 1940
Creator: Marsh, Edred T.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Investigation of the boundary layer about a symmetrical airfoil in a wind tunnel of low turbulence

Description: Report presenting a series of boundary-layer surveys over the surface of an NACA 0012 airfoil at zero lift. Results regarding the pressure distribution, laminar boundary layer, transition, turbulent boundary layer, drag, and skin friction are provided.
Date: August 1940
Creator: von Doenhoff, Albert E.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department